Md. Rashidujjaman Rifat

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Public sexual harassment has emerged as a large and growing concern in urban Bangladesh, with deep and damaging implications for gender security, justice, and rights of public participation. In this paper we describe an integrated program of ethnographic and design work meant to understand and address such problems. For one year we conducted surveys,(More)
Acts of technology maintenance and repair constitute important and often overlooked moments in the operation of complex interactive systems. They also provide fresh insight on a series of problems -- innovation, learning, and sustainability -- long core to HCI concern. This paper builds on original ethnographic fieldwork in the repair markets of Dhaka,(More)
Practices of technology repair in developing country contexts play crucial and often overlooked roles in supporting ICTD goals of access and sustainability. They also constitute complex and neglected sites of technical skill, knowledge, and learning. Building on original ethnographic fieldwork, this paper explores the explicit, tacit, and social knowledges(More)
Location Based Advertisement (LBA) has become today's most personal and direct marketing channel that provides customers more relevant information, personalized message, targeted offer about products and allows marketers to reach a specific target audience by creating campaigns. Location-based advertising (LBA) is a new form of advertising that integrates(More)
This paper presents an analysis of the privacy issues associated with the practice of repairing broken digital objects in Bangladesh. Historically, research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD), and related disciplines has focused on the design and development of new interventions or(More)
This research addresses the issues affecting e-Governance implementation in Bangladesh in consideration with a detailed usability analysis and directions for future development. Implementing e-Governance has always been a challenge either it is social, economical, or political. Besides this, there are many technological problems, which should be understood(More)
Garbage is an endemic problem in developing cities due to the continual influx of migrants from rural areas coupled with deficient municipal capacity planning. In cities like Dhaka, open waste dumps contribute to the prevalence of disease, environmental contamination, catastrophic flooding, and deadly fires. Recent interest in the garbage problem has(More)
Religious institutions hold a significant place in daily life for the vast majority of people in the world, especially in developing countries. Yet despite their social prominence, and despite HCI's emphasis on the social context of technology, organized religion is neglected in both the HCI and ICTD literature. This paper explores the relationship that(More)
Education, i.e., the backbone of a nation, encompasses a variety of role players and stakeholders among which students are, perhaps, the most important one. However, analyzing students' feedback on institutional education system from a macro level is yet to be done in the literature. To address this issue, in this paper, we conduct a study on different(More)
With the rapid growth of ICT adoption in the Global South, crimes over and through digital technologies have also increased. Consequently, governments have begun to undertake a variety of different surveillance programs, which in turn provoke questions regarding citizens' privacy rights. However, both the concepts of privacy and of citizens' corresponding(More)
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